After the collapse of a second-floor walkway at the Wood Ridge Apartments on Burton Drive in Southeast Austin, the city ordered several residents to evacuate. Residents say apartment management failed to respond to complaints of deterioration.
As a result, the City of Austin’s Building and Standards Commission ordered certain parts of the Wood Ridge building exteriors be brought up to code in a 75-day window.
Though today isn’t the 75th day, a meeting tonight will contain an update on the status of the repairs.
A representative from the property owner should be on hand to speak to the exterior repairs and the timeline, says Sonja Prevo of the Code Compliance Department. She adds that “City staff had completed some interior inspection about a week and a half ago, and I’ll provide an update to the commission on their findings there.”
The Building and Standards Commission meets at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St., at 6:30 p.m.